Paul Bunyan is a legionary Icon from the great north. He comes from many woodland areas of the United States. It seems to be hard to come from more then one place but he was a lumberjack so he cuts down trees and travels to a new woods to cut down more trees. That is why he comes from so many areas.
In Wisconsin one of the areas he comes from is the the great north where you can find a restaurant in his name sake. This restaurant is a unique dining experience that can leave you full and wanting to come back another time. The restaurant is called Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty in MInocqua, WIsconsin.
At Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty you sit down at a table family style and a waiter or waitress comes to bring you all kinds of food that was served in the lumber camps of Wisconsin in the 1800’s. You can come for breakfast lunch or dinner and eat all you want.
Once you are seated you can look around you at all the lumber camp artifacts. Saws, axes, and other logging equipment hang on the walls. There are also pictures of lumber camps in Wisconsin. The tables are made of wood and so are the floors. You get the feel that you are in an actually logging camp mess hall.
You may ask yourself, “Do I really want to eat at a logging camp?” Yes you do. Lumber Jacks burn up a lot of calories so they need to eat a lot of food to keep them healthy. This is not the place to go if you are on a diet but it is fun to come and enjoy a day off your diet.
At Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty you get meat, potatoes, bread, apple pie and great big donuts along with other items. I went on my birthday and they gave me a button that says “I ate at Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty.” I had a good birthday and a souvenir to remember my day.
Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty in Minocqua, Wisconsin is a great place to go if you are dining alone or with a big group. You do not need a reservation since they are ready for a big party anytime. This is a unique dining experience that gives you a feel of what life was like for lumber jacks in northern Wisconsin. If you would like to know more about Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty you can go to http://www.paulbunyans.com/minocqua/.